JNTUH R18 B.Tech Thermodynamics Syllabus 2022


JNTUH R18 B.Tech Thermodynamics Syllabus 2022

Thermodynamics Syllabus along with Course Objectives and Course outcome and list of textbook and reference books is mentioned in this blog. The subject of Thermodynamics  has 5 units in total. 

Topic and sub-topics of Thermodynamics are mentioned below in detail. If you have any problem in understanding Thermodynamics or any other Engineering Subject in any semester or in any year then you can view the video lectures on the official CynoHub app.


Thermodynamics Syllabus Unit 1

Introduction: Basic Concepts: System, Control Volume, Surrounding, Boundaries, Universe, Types

of Systems, Macroscopic and Microscopic viewpoints, Concept of Continuum, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, State, Property, Process, Exact & Inexact Differentials, Cycle – Reversibility – Quasi – static Process, Irreversible Process, Causes of Irreversibility – Energy in State and in Transition, Types, Displacement & Other forms of Work, Heat, Point and Path functions, Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

– Concept of Temperature – Principles of Thermometry – Reference Points – Const. Volume gas Thermometer – Scales of Temperature, Ideal Gas Scale


Thermodynamics Syllabus Unit 2

PMM I – Joule’s Experiments – First law of Thermodynamics – Corollaries – First law applied to a Process – applied to a flow system – Steady Flow Energy Equation.

Limitations of the First Law – Thermal Reservoir, Heat Engine, Heat pump , Parameters of performance, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius Statements and their Equivalence / Corollaries, PMM of Second kind, Carnot’s principle, Carnot cycle and its specialties, Thermodynamic scale of Temperature, Clausius Inequality, Entropy, Principle of Entropy Increase – Energy Equation, Availability and Irreversibility – Thermodynamic Potentials, Gibbs and Helmholtz Functions, Maxwell Relations – Elementary Treatment of the Third Law of Thermodynamics


Thermodynamics Syllabus Unit 3

Pure Substances, p-V-T- surfaces, T-S and h-s diagrams, Mollier Charts, Phase Transformations – Triple point at critical state properties during change of phase, Dryness Fraction – Clausius – Clapeyron Equation Property tables. Mollier charts – Various Thermodynamic processes and energy Transfer – Steam Calorimetry.

Perfect Gas Laws – Equation of State, specific and Universal Gas constants – various Non-flow processes, properties, end states, Heat and Work Transfer, changes in Internal Energy – Throttling and Free Expansion Processes – Flow processes


Thermodynamics Syllabus Unit 4

Deviations from perfect Gas Model – Vader Waals Equation of State – Compressibility charts – variable specific Heats – Gas Tables

Mixtures of perfect Gases – Mole Fraction, Mass friction Gravimetric and volumetric Analysis – Dalton’s Law of partial pressure, Avogadro’s Laws of additive volumes – Mole fraction, Volume fraction and partial pressure, Equivalent Gas const. And Molecular Internal Energy, Enthalpy, sp. Heats and Entropy of Mixture of perfect Gases and Vapour, Atmospheric air – Psychrometric Properties – Dry bulb

Temperature, Wet Bulb Temperature, Dew point Temperature, Thermodynamic Wet Bulb Temperature, Specific Humidity, Relative Humidity, saturated Air, Vapour pressure, Degree of saturation – Adiabatic Saturation, Carrier’s Equation – Psychrometric chart.


Thermodynamics Syllabus Unit 5

Graphs: Graphs and Graph Models, Graph Terminology and Special Types of Graphs, Representing

Graphs and Graph Isomorphism, Connectivity, Euler and Hamilton Paths, Shortest-Path Problems,

Planar Graphs, Graph Coloring.

Trees: Introduction to Trees, Applications of Trees, Tree Traversal, Spanning Trees, Minimum

Spanning Trees


Thermodynamics course objectives:

To understand the treatment of classical Thermodynamics and to apply the First and Second laws of Thermodynamics to engineering applications.


Thermodynamics course outcomes:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to Understand and differentiate between different thermodynamic systems and processes. Understand and apply the laws of Thermodynamics to different types of systems undergoing various processes and to perform thermodynamic analysis. Understand and analyze the Thermodynamic cycles and evaluate performance parameters.


Thermodynamics reference books:

  1. Engineering Thermodynamics / PK Nag / Mc Graw Hill
  2. Thermodynamics for Engineers / Kenneth A. Kroos ; Merle C. Potter/ Cengage
  3. Engineering Thermodynamics / Chattopadhyay/ Oxford
  4. Engineering Thermodynamics / Rogers / Pearson

Scoring Marks in Thermodynamics Syllabus


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